Laverne Cox Speaks Up.



Laverne Cox is essentially the most visible transgender woman around. Her celebrity has afforded her the opportunity to shine a light on the trans experience; especially for those who felt they’d never leave the shadows of oppression.

Now despite the fact that she’s an Emmy-nominated actress for her work in ‘Orange is the New Black;’ Cox is still a black woman — a black woman who belongs to a community that is very much maligned by certain members of society.

To hear her say that even she feels neglected by the movement, feels disadvantaged for wanting to live her true self, is proof that we have a lot of work to do to secure full acceptance.